Residences

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

 

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus residences photos
Meals and catering

What’s provided and what to bring
Disability access
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How far is it between Waurn Ponds and Waterfront campuses at Geelong?
Off-Campus Housing Service

The Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus is situated approximately eight kilometres west of the city of Geelong. The residences are part of the campus and are set in a picturesque landscape close to all of the University’s main facilities; Peter Thwaites Lecture Theatre (LT1), library, computer labs, dining room and shops. Sporting facilities such as the tennis courts, ovals and the KD Stewart Centre which houses squash courts, basketball courts and a gymnasium are all within a short walking distance from the residences. A daily bus service operates from the University to the city and surrounding areas.

On-campus accommodation is provided for 475 students in a co-educational and multi-cultural environment. Each resident is accommodated in their own furnished bedroom and all buildings have communal lounge areas, kitchens and bathrooms. There is also a six bedroom house (Thornhill Rd) approx 1.5 kilometres from the University that is available for second and third year residents and medical students.

Geelong residences consist of Barton College and Deakin College.

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Meals and catering

The University dining room provides up to four evening meals per week from 5.45pm - 7.00pm Monday to Thursday. The dining room offers a selection of three different meals each night (external site) and caters for special dietary needs such as Asian, Halal and vegetarian meals.

Further details about catering options will be provided when you arrive.

Each unit has a kitchen with facilities for your other daily cooking needs. Each college holds a special college dinner. This is a time for the college to dine together as a group and listen to a guest speaker.  It also provides a forum to discuss any issues of concern to residents.

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What’s provided and what to bring

What do I need to bring?

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Disability access

Boyd 1, and Gordon 5 in Deakin College provide full access for disabled students.

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Off-campus housing service

The on-campus student residences are in high demand and have limited places, therefore many students must rely on the private accommodation market to meet their housing needs. Properties located off-campus are managed by the Division of Student Life Off-Campus Housing Service.

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

7th August 2012